Bakersfield College

Business Administration

Office Assistant Job Skills Certificate

This certificate prepares students as entry-level office support staff. Students are urged to continue beyond the Job Skills Certificate and earn a Certificate of Achievement or Associate of Arts degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • interact effectively in oral and written communication.
  • participate in office related work experience to achieve the following desirable job qualities:
  • function as a team member.
  • demonstrate interpersonal skills on the job.
  • manage multi-tasks efficiently.
  • model professional and ethical behaviors.
  • identify soft skills such as being on time.
  • demonstrate minimum acceptable skills in ten-key, keyboarding, and document processing.
  • demonstrate minimum filing competencies.

To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Office Assistant Job Skills Certificate.

Total Units: 11

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
BSAD B252A,B,C Computer Keyboarding, Parts 1-2-3 (3 Courses, 1 unit each) 3.0
BSAD B287 Filing 1.5
BSAD B85/B285 Business English 3.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
BSAD B264 Ten-Key Proficiency 0.5